Thursday, February 27, 2014

Runway to Room

My first Runway to Room feature was so well received that I knew I had to do another one. Fashion design and Interior design are two of my favourite loves and the blog is dedicated to just that. I have been following the fashion blogs especially closely the past few weeks as fashion weeks around the world are in full swing. This Runway to Room series is inspired by 2014 fashion on runways from London, Paris and Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week where some of my favourite designers such as Marchesa, Burberry and Hermes showcased their collections.

This look from Marchesa's Ready To Wear collection which was recently shown at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is distinctly Marchesa with the colour palette, fabric choices and stunning details. The room has the same simple aesthetic with special details such as the folding screen, chic chandelier and wallpaper.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

KMLM Vintage Tea Party

I posted about The Know Me Love Me Charity on the blog yesterday and briefly talked about the vintage tea party that is coming up this Friday. The Know Me Love Me Foundation aims to give needy children the chance to receive an education and have the tools to be able to do so. The charity delivers backpacks full of educationonal materials to children in Africa, Haiti and Barbados who cannot purchase them. All the proceeds from this Friday's event go towards purchasing educational materials for Barbadian school children.


I am on the decorating committee and have had a lot of fun preparing for this event, the real hard work will be Friday morning for set up! The theme is a vintage tea party and the decor will be reminiscent of this with pearls, lace, flowers, vintage tea pots and china. As for dress code it is not required that you dress up but a flowered dress, hat or lace gloves would be the perfect attire after all the invitation reads " hats and lace, that's what we'll wear, It's going to be a rather momentous affair". 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Know Me Love Me Charity

The Know Me Love Me Foundation aims to give needy children the chance to receive an education and have the tools to be able to do so. The charity delivers backpacks full of educational materials to children in Africa, Haiti and Barbados who cannot purchase them. KMLM NYC also sells a line of backpacks. KMLM NYC is a socially conscious brand that believes in affecting meaningful change. Their concept is a simple one: you buy a bag and they pack one full of love and hope and send to a child in need. To learn more about the foundation or purchase a bag visit their website


The Know Me Love Me Foundation supplies bags in Africa, Haiti and in Barbados where Lady Roberta Simpson along with co founder Rafael Simpson and his wife Lauren have been visiting local schools and distributing bags, school supplies and other educational materials as seen above. The foundation also had a fundraising function last year ( see the event by clicking read more) and has a Vintage Tea coming up this Friday at Fisherpond Great House ( details below ). 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Louis Vuitton 2014

My love and appreciation for fashion is rapidly growing and I have been following along Paris and New York Fashion week via blogs and instagram in absolute awe. One of my favourite collections shown at Paris Fashion week was Louis Vuitton's spring/summer line. Another favourite of mine from Louis Vuitton this year is the NN 14 bag. The NN14 is the signature of the Louis Vuitton Spring / Summer 2014 line and has been described as this seasons "it" bag on numerous fashion forums. The NN14 is this seasons update of the iconic No√® bag and Marc Jacobs has dedicated it to women who inspire him. 

Seen above is the Stephen Sprouse Graffiti Signature which is embroidered in shimmering black sequins on a midnight blue monogram jacquard base.  Image via Louis Vuitton, available at Louis Vuitton at Limegrove Lifestyle Center in Barbados.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Breakfast best : Egg Recipes

Eggs are recognized as one of the healthiest foods around providing high quality protein and essential nutrients. Apart from their nutritional value eggs can be prepared many ways making them extremely versatile. Below I have included some of my favourite breakfast egg options from Martha Stewart online, click on the link for the whole recipe. 


Fried Egg & Bacon Puff Pastry Squares. See Recipe here

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tory Burch

Tory Burch combines my love of Interiors, Fashion and now beauty. I have been a longtime fan of Tory Burch and her accessories and the first time I entered one of her stores I was in awe. The decor is absolute perfection and the clothes, shoes and accessories are equally stunning. This past week my appreciation for Tory grew as I followed along on her instagram and also various other fashion blogs while she debuted her Ready to Wear Fall collection at Fashion Week. Below are just some of my favourite bits of Tory Burch including her new beauty range. You can also shop some of my favourite Tory Burch clothes, accessories and home accents below by clicking on the link. 



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Designer Profile: Samuel Masters

I first came upon Samuel Masters when reading Lonny magazine. Lonny is one of my favourite online publications, full of interiors inspiration, ideas, trends and designers. Samuel Masters was named one of Lonny's upcoming designers of 2014 and its clear to see why. Samuel Masters is an interior designer based in New York City, he studied art history and has his masters in Urban Planning from NYU. Sam has worked with designers such as Lela Rose, Miles Redd and renowned event designer Tara Guerard. Sam was not only featured as one of Lonny's next big names but also one of the top seven designers to watch in 2014. See more  of Samuel's portfolio on his website


Friday, February 14, 2014

LOVE

LDB is all about LOVE. Love of Design, Interiors, Fashion, Food, Beauty and People. While Valentines Day is one day to focus on love my ultimate goal is to share what I love with you everyday. Design isn't limited to interiors which was the original focus of this blog but there is design in almost everything and as my love for all things design oriented expands so will the content of LDB. Thank you all for your support and stay tuned for big changes on the blog soon. Happy Valentines day and lots of love ***




Thursday, February 13, 2014

Property Pick : Hampstead

Hampstead is a newly renovated three bed, three bath family home in Barbados. The entire property was fully remodeled in 2012 and is now modern and open plan with large windows throughout flooding the space with natural light. The home has high end fixtures, energy efficient AC in all three bedrooms and some of the amenities include high speed wireless internet, LCD tv and sound system. This comfortable house stands out in Barbados for it's modern edge and art gallery feel. The property is in a desirable location less than a five minute walk from South Coast beaches, restaurants, bars and services. Hamstead is available for rent during the summer and holiday periods. For more information on this property or to make a booking click here.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Romantic tabletop inspiration

It's not like me to be embracing holidays, first it was Christmas and now Valentines Day, ordinarily a day I do my best to ignore but I seem to have had a change of heart and welcome this as another excuse to decorate. These stunning and romantic table tops via House Beautiful serve as perfect inspiration to do just so. 



Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the founders of fashion house Marchesa, bring their red-carpet flair to this glamorous table. See more of their table top collection here.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Creative Catwalks

While images of Mercedes Benz fashion week flood my social media feeds as designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Diane Von Furstenburg and Zac Posen show their collections, my appreciation for this event continues to grow.  It goes without saying that Fashion shows are not only about the clothes anymore but the entire production. The music, lighting, special effects and set design resemble a broadway show or movie set and are nothing short of impressive. Below I have included some of the most creative catwalks from 2012 via Architectural Digest. See the whole story here. 



Chanel fall 2012

Friday, February 7, 2014

Bedroom Bliss

The bedroom is one of my favourite spaces in the house and I appreciate it so much after a long day at work especially now that I am no longer working from home. In my opinion regardless of the style or colour scheme of a bedroom there are a few key elements that are must haves. Most importantly is the bed! Luxurious crisp bedding and plush pillows are paramount, less important but one of my favourites is an upholstered headboard. Next on the list is a bed bench and lastly a practical but pretty bedside lamp perfect for reading. 



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Kitchen Organization

I love organization for many reasons, most importantly it makes life easier when everything has it's own place and can be easily found. Organization options have come a long way from traditional bins and drawers and I especially love to see items such as baskets used because they are both functional and pretty. This basket beside the stove serves as a good spot to keep everyday cooking items close at hand and I plan to recreate something similar at home. See more kitchen organization ideas below and a new recipe fave of mine.